WGIP - Comparison of Inspection Practices of Research Reactors in Relation to the Practices Carried Out at Nuclear Power Plants

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This report presents a comparison of inspection practices at Research Reactors (RR) versus Nuclear Power Plants (Nuclear Power Plants) in participating OECD Nuclear Energy Member Countries. Key questions for this comparison are:

"Is the Research Reactor inspection process as applied by regulatory bodies organised differently compared to the Nuclear Power Plant inspection process", and ‘What inspection areas get more or less attention and why".

The Working Group on Inspection Practices (WGIP) suggests countries should implement a graded approach to regulatory inspection of Research Reactors, which is based on the existing experience of Nuclear Power Plant inspection, taking the technical properties and safety features of Research Reactors into due account.